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The American dream: Gareth Bale was reborn in Los Angeles - voila! sport

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After looking out of sorts at Real Madrid, the Welshman has found new life in MLS just in time for the World Cup. About the immediate integration, the sudden willingness to speak Spanish and the passion for soccer that returned



The American dream: Gareth Bale is reborn in Los Angeles

After looking out of sorts at Real Madrid, the Welshman has found new life in MLS just in time for the World Cup.

About the immediate integration, the sudden willingness to speak Spanish and the passion for soccer that returned

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10/08/2022

Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 4:00 p.m

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During eight seasons at Real Madrid, Gareth Bale signed some of the most important goals in the modern history of the luxury club in white.

However, his time in the Spanish capital was full of ups and downs - language difficulties, disconnection from the crowd, criticism from the local media and sometimes even estrangement from his fellow staff.



Real Madrid tried for several years to end the contract with the Welshman, and even did it for one season when they transferred him to Tottenham for the forgotten loan season, but the winger left the club only this summer when his contract expired.



Many questions have arisen around the future of 33-year-old Gareth Bale.

Will he return to English football?

Will he retire from football after the World Cup?

Bale eventually decided to embark on a new adventure, away from the spotlight of European football and the Champions League, signing with Los Angeles FC of the MLS.

Gareth Bale, wing slalom.

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The Welshman has so far made four appearances in the West's leading outfit, all as a substitute, this is due to the fact that, unlike his teammates, he reached the peak stages of the season in poor form and after a break.

He managed to score two goals, including one slightly reminiscent of his legendary slalom against Barcelona in the Spanish Cup final in his first season at Real.



It is still too early to determine whether the pairing between Bale and the City of Angels is a success on a professional level, since in a team where Giorgio Chiellini and Carlos Vela also play, they will not settle for less than a championship, but it seems that after years of frustration, shuffling and criticism, Bale has found a warm home for him.



"Gareth Bale is enjoying football again, he has found personal and sporting joy."

These things were written in "Marca", one of the largest websites in Spain, which did not hesitate to criticize Bale's conduct in Madrid time and time again, "In Los Angeles he feels loved and appreciated. He disconnected from what no longer motivated him and the change of atmosphere was not good" .

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Suddenly he speaks Spanish?

Bale surprised the media in Madrid (Photo: Reuters)

As mentioned, one of the reasons for much criticism of Walshi in his days in Spain was his unwillingness to speak and express himself publicly in the local language, even though he lived in the country for a long time.

In Madrid, they were surprised to discover that precisely in the United States, a country where his native language is spoken, he insists on improving his Spanish with his friends in the dressing room.



His teammate, Ilya Sanchez, revealed a surprising discovery and said that the Welshman makes an effort to speak Spanish with them, to the extent that he answers them in that language even if they address him in English.



"He didn't master the language and that caused discomfort in the dressing room," Marca wrote about Bale's days at Real. "He changed. The emotionless Welshman is gone, the version of Bale that came to MLS is there to stay."

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Bale next to Vela and Chiellini (Photo: GettyImages, Kevork Djansezian)

Bale already had the opportunity to meet again with the Real Madrid players who came this summer for preparation games in the United States, and there he was seen smiling differently from what they were used to seeing: "He doesn't miss European football, now he can be himself without having to explain himself every time."



"Any player will tell you that if he has a smile on his face, it means he's enjoying football a little more, playing better and with more passion. Life seems a little better," Bale said at the end of his first MLS home game, "I want to go back and enjoy , I feel like I'm on my way there and I'm looking forward to seeing what else is going to happen."



It seems that Bale has finally managed to get his career back on track after difficult years.

A few months before one of the most important moments in his career, the first World Cup in his career, Wales may get a new, fresh and fresh Bale, and that's the only way they will be able to succeed.

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